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Port Chester Carver Center Visits Metropolitan Museum of Art

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Twenty middle school and elementary school-aged Carver Center children got a special treat last Friday when the center took the students on an expenses paid trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The trip, which was donated to the center at its Black History Month celebration, was offered as part of the center's school break programming.

According to the Carver Center's Responsive Classroom Teacher Danielle Marino, the students thoroughly enjoyed their two and a half hour visit to the Met.

"I was surprised when we walked in," Marino said. "They were so in awe and so interested in everything. They were really interested in reading what everything was."

Marino said that while the focus of the trip was to visit the African art exhibit, the students got to see the majority of the first floor of the museum, which includes the ancient Egypt exhibit, the ancient Greek exhibit and an armor exhibit.

While this is the first year the Carver Center sponsored a visit like this, Marino hopes that there will be more in store for the future.

"The kids were so well behaved, it would be great if we could do something like this again," Marino said.

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